Thursday, January 30, 2014

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Sunday February 2nd is a national day of game watching. Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us - are you ready?


 
Here are the important facts:
 
 
NFL Super Bowl XLVIII
Sunday, February 2, 5:30 PM on FOX
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Seattle Seahawks (15-3) vrs. Denver Broncos (15-3)
 
 
 
Need more information? Check out these books at the library about Football...maybe we can help! Enjoy the game!!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Reading Suggestions from the TNU Ladies Book Club

Are you looking for some good books to read this winter? Today was the second meeting of the TNU Ladies Book Club (see more about our first meeting here) and many great books were mentioned by librarians and other women at Trevecca.

Check out our recommendations below, or use this BINGO card as a starting point for finding a new-to-you book to curl up with on this cold January day!


Click on the book titles to visit the Goodreads page for each book!

Fiction Reads:

  • Dead Sleep by Greg Iles: a psychological thriller involving art and a serial killer
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: a story about the survival of  Theo Decker in New York City as an orphan and his entrance into the art underworld 
  • Harry Potter: a series by J.K. Rowling that probably needs no introduction 
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd: a novel set in the 1830s exploring slavery and the stories of two women as they pursue freedom
  • Joshua by John Girzone: a thought-provoking parable about Jesus written by a retired priest 
  • Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain: set in 1960s rural North Carolina, this book deals with racial tension, the state Eugenics program, and the relationship between a poor family and their social worker
  • Savannah from Savannah by Denise Hildreth: a cute story written by a Southern woman in Christian chicklit style
  • The White House Chef Mysteries: a series of cozy mysteries by Julie Hyzy set in Washington at the White House featuring assistant chef Olivia (Ollie) Paras and her escapades

Christian Reads:


Nonfiction:

 What have you been reading lately?







Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Today, January 20, 2014, we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.   King, born on January, 15, 1929, became a leader in the African-American Civil Rights movement.  He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, and helped organize the 1963 March in Washington, where he delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech.  He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his efforts to combat racial inequality through nonviolence.  He was assassinated on March 29, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Visit this link for some quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.

 For library materials on King, search our catalog or check out the display in the library as seen in the posted picture.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's flu season


The flu season is from October to May, but most people get the flu in January and February.

Thirty-seven states are reporting widespread flu activity right now, and as of January 10, there have been 12 deaths in Middle Tennessee during this flu season.  Most of these deaths are due to the H1N1 strain of flu.

You can help protect yourself against the flu by getting the flu vaccine, and by practicing good health habits:  plenty of sleep, healthy eating, and washing your hands frequently.

Want more information?  Check out these web sites:

Waggoner Library's research guide on health resources:  http://libguides.trevecca.edu/medical
The Federal Government has a page just about flu:  http://www.flu.gov/
Center for Disease Control (CDC):  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2013-2014.htm
Flu Facts:  http://www.flufacts.com/know/season.jsp